Senior Director of External Affairs
Position Type: Full-Time
Reports to: President
Location: Washington, DC
ABOUT THE ROLE:
The Senior Director of External Affairs will work within a dynamic structure and with a talented and committed team to ensure the overall health, growth and sustainability of the organization. He or she will be charged with leading MAP’s communications, fundraising, and external relations in support our organization’s rapid growth in Washington and our work nationwide. Success will be driven by the individual’s ability to ensure that our work is landing in front of key stakeholders in media, policy, and legislative roles, and that the impact of our work is recognized for future funding opportunities.
ABOUT MILLENNIAL ACTION PROJECT
The Millennial Action Project has an audacious mission: make political cooperation a norm through Millennial leadership. MAP is a national, nonpartisan organization dedicated to activating millennial policymakers to cooperatively govern our country. In 2013, MAP organized the nation’s first and only caucus for young members of Congress, the “Congressional Future Caucus,” to forge pragmatic cooperation on future-oriented challenges. MAP also scaled this model into nearly 30 state legislatures, each with a Future Caucus consisting of young, high-potential legislators. The national Advisory Board includes Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator BIll Bradley, Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr., Governor Jennifer Granholm, and former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra. More information about MAP can be found at www.millennialaction.org.
The Senior Director of External Affairs will report to the President and have the following responsibilities:
Lead MAP’s external communications efforts
Develop and implement an annual communications, press, and social media plan targeting both national and local impact
Work with members of leadership to identify media and public policy issues that can be leveraged to build awareness of MAP’s mission; drive rapid response
Manage press contacts and inquiries
Serve as editor of MAP’s digital communications, including email, website, and social media content
In conjunction with the President and Development Manager, spearhead MAP’s fundraising efforts with current and future donors
Implement and enhance a robust development plan for securing funding from sources including foundations, individual donors, corporate partners, and in-kind contributors.
Work with the Board and key staff to grow a major gifts program including prospecting, research, cultivation, and solicitation of major institutional and individual donors
Oversee all MAP grant reporting requirements and the maintenance of MAP’s fundraising database
Supervise and collaborate with other fundraising staff
Lead external engagement
Meet prospective partner, donors, and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective relationships with them
Develop collateral related to MAP for fundraising, brand awareness, and communications purposes
Collaborate with staff on the management and planning of program activity to ensure inclusion of robust communications and development components
Other related responsibilities as assigned
Passion for MAP’s mission and the health of our democracy
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five to eight years’ experience in a role with similar responsibilities, preferably in a high-growth organization
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and capacity to liaise with multiple stakeholders
Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, legislator and legislative staff partner, donors, program participants, and other supporters
Excellent writing and presentation skills
Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills
Desire to get out of the office and build external relationships
Strong project management and organizational skills
Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker
Proficiency with Microsoft Office
This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience. Highly competitive benefits provided, including commuter benefits, 401k program with employer match, generous vacation policy, and comprehensive health benefits. Fun company culture and weekly breakfasts and lunches provided!
MAP is an equal opportunity employer. Reference checks are conducted on all prospective new hires.
How to Apply
Submit a cover letter and resume, along with any relevant online links to prior work, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Millennial Action Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.